With the Married Life Newsletter, each month you receive ideas and insights with go-and-do's you can actually go and do. So pick one, two, three of the things below and see how little things can turn into something big! You got this...because you are better at marriage than you think!
DATE NIGHT - FRIDAY, MARCH 31
Southeast Date Nights! We gather several times throughout the year for an evening of games, good conversation, thought-provoking questions and practical teaching that's relevant to our stage of life. Come and enjoy a date night of fun and fellowship with other couples from Southeast!
Come join us for our next Date Night, Friday, March 31 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM!
Registration Closes on Tuesday, March 28.
Marriage mentors help couples learn how to navigate the journey of love for a lifetime. A mentor is not a couple with a perfect marriage, but a couple who is further down the road, relatively happy in marriage, and trained to invest in another couple’s marriage. Mentoring supports couples by:
- Preparing - Helping premarital couples get a healthy start.
- Maximizing - Helping good marriages become better!
- Repairing - Helping struggling marriages find healing and hope.
Couples meet together for six to ten sessions based on a schedule that works for everyone involved. Mentoring is a great resource and very affordable.
For questions, contact Mark and Laura Wildey. Both individuals must be willing to engage in the mentoring process.
HE SAID/SHE SAID
Each month, we highlight a couple we think has something great to say. We give them one question to ask each other.
We asked: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR SPRINGTIME TRADITIONS?
CARLA: Growing up, we always had a major “spring cleaning weekend!" We often referred to my dad as the “White Tornado”—wearing a white V-neck T-shirt and cleaning ceilings to floors, inside and out! I thought this was the norm and what husbands did. I was wrong in a big way! Archie doesn’t enjoy cleaning and well, he's a borderline hoarder who always has some kind of project(s) going on with little messes everywhere. It drives me crazy at times. However, through the years he's learned to "let go" and I've learned to loosen up about the spring cleaning. However, when he sends me selfies of his cleaning projects, I do find it HOT!
ARCHIE: Spring Cleaning. It makes me REALLY nervous! Being a right-brained, creative type, my hoarder tendencies kick in. I always have an extensive list of “what ifs,” “we coulds,” and “we might needs.” Carla on the other hand gets a thrill when the spring cleaning begins! So, to survive this intense season in my life I've decided to make the best of it. Every time I complete a small project, I quickly send a selfie to my wife. Crazy thing is, she always thinks it's "HOT"!
Talk About It - WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR SPRINGTIME TRADITIONS?
Grab a sticky note, fill in the blank below, and put it in a place your spouse will find it (e.g., washing machine, steering wheel, bathroom mirror, etc.). Take a picture of the note and upload it to the social media outlet of your choice, and include #MarriedLifeSoutheast.
When I see or think about ____________________ , it makes me fall in love with you all over again.
Each month we want to share a good post with simple things that can dramatically impact marriages. Check out this post...
Your Husband's Greatest Fear by Married Life
How to Skyrocket Your Intimacy with Shared Activities by Les and Leslie Parrott
Each month, we will bring you one tip that will hopefully bring you closer in the bedroom...or keep you from drifting a part. Check out this post...
21 Date Ideas by Casey Caston
During one meal this week, ask each other this question:
If you could step into the setting of any book, movie, or TV show, which one would you choose and why?
CHECK IT OUT
The best gift you can give your spouse is a healthy you—healthy spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. Consider exploring a new resource to invest in a better you.
- Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts: Seven Questions to Ask Before and After You Marry by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott
Every marriage can use great resources - Be sure to forward this to another couple!!! And be sure to tell others about Married Life.